This $17M Estate Inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald’s ‘The Great Gatsby’

This Sands Point home was the inspiration for the Gatsby estate in The Great Gatsby.We’ve already told you about the estate that inspired the silver screen Gatsby mansion, but this $16.88M home on Long Island’s North Shore is said to have inspired author F. Scott Fitzgerald when he was writing The Great Gatsby.

Designed in 1928 by McKim, Mead & White, the estate was once home to Mary Harriman Rumsey—founder of the Junior League of the City of New York and daughter of railroad magnate EH Harriman. Rumsey hosted many notable individuals at the estate during her residency including F. Scott Fitzgerald, who was rumored to have based the Gatsby estate and the fictional town of East Egg on the home and its neighborhood.

The French-Normandy style estate underwent 3-year-long restoration and renovation completed in 2013 and boasts modern amenities including an updated kitchen and full suite of updated technology. Original details including the molding, millwork and hand-carved living room mantle were painstakingly restored. The main house spans nearly 12,000 square feet and has 13 bedrooms including an expansive master suite with a marble fireplace and impressive balcony.

The home sits on 5.3 acres that offer 391 feet of private beachfront as well as a caretaker’s cottage, 4-bedroom beach cottage, boathouse and tennis court.

Compass’s Jessica Vertullo, Marina Schindler and Leonard Steinberg are sharing the listing with Nava Mitnick of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s. The New York Post reported.

The ornate ceiling was impeccably restored.

The sun-drenched formal living room blends antique details with modern design.

The chef's kitchen features a full suite of top-of-the-line appliances.

A sunny breakfast solarium.

An ornate chandelier illuminates the formal dining room.

The wood-paneled library.

The second-floor landing displays artwork.

The elegant master bedroom has its own private balcony.

The expansive dressing room.

The master bathroom is a spa-like retreat.

A cheerful kid's bedroom.

An expansive limestone loggia looks out over the property.

The property boasts 391 feet of private beachfront.

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module
33 Crooked Mile Road, Darien, CT
Magnificent blend of classic Connecticut craftsmanship and style with the ease of contemporary living, filled with natural light and modern flow. Each space has been designed with exquisite attention to detail, from the intimate paneled library to the luxurious master bathroom with heated glass mosaic floor and elegant soaking tub. Set on a private cul-de-sac with a pool surrounded by beautiful gardens, enjoy privacy and serenity in a park-like setting only 5-minutes from Darien town and train.

View more details about 33 Crooked Mile Road

Edit ModuleShow Tags
20 Juniper Road, Darien, CT
One of the largest waterfront properties in Darien. Magnificent 11-room estate on 7.1 private acres looking south to Long Island Sound and north to Goodwives River and Rings End Bridge. The 8,300 sq.ft. home includes: great room with 12’ ceilings and 2 limestone fireplaces, gourmet kitchen with breakfast room, family room with stone fireplace. 10 sets of French doors to expansive flagstone terrace. 5 en-suite bedrooms with water views, 8 bathrooms, full basement with billiard room, astroturf play room, workshop. Includes a pool/spa, outdoor shower and dock and more!

View more details about 20 Juniper Road

Edit ModuleShow Tags
29 Barn Lane, Bridgehampton
Beautiful 6-bedroom, 6-bathroom home conveniently located between Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor. This 6,400 SF Dutch Gambrel home is the perfect place to relax or host family and friends this summer. 10’ – 11’ ceilings throughout main level including a designer kitchen featuring breathtaking stonework with Sub-Zero, Wolf and Miele appliances. The master suite showcases a luxurious bathroom. Finished lower level, upgraded construction features, and integrated concierge services by Chaloners make Barn and Vine the easiest home for you.

Barn and Vine

View more details about 29 Barn Lane 

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Unprecedented Compound, East Hampton NY
Featured in the Wall Street Journal Mansion section and the New York Post, this luxurious 23-acre compound minutes from East Hampton Village includes an approx. 18,000-sq.ft., 12+ bedroom main house, chic 6-bedroom former carriage house, and charming horse stables with paddocks and riding fields. The Cotswold-inspired main house with heated gunite pool, oversized spa, pool house, and hard-court tennis is framed by stone courtyards, covered arbors, and idyllic gardens.

View more details about this East Hampton NY Compound

Edit ModuleShow Tags
265 Thimble Island Road
Lifestyle & Luxury meet the sea in this 4 bedroom waterfront home with panoramic views of the Thimble Islands. This home embraces it’s surrounding & is the epitome of seaside elegance. The interior is caressed with charm & character. The walls of windows bring in the light of illuminating ocean sunrises & by evening the interior space is filled with picturesque evening sunsets. The lush side courtyard & wrap around deck both take on spectacular water views making this home the envy of the most rich & famous.

265 Thimble Island Road

View more details about 265 Thimble Island Road

Edit ModuleShow Tags
11 Musket Ridge Road, Wilton CT
Perched at the top of a roaring Silvermine River waterfall on almost 4 acres, the property spreads out into Wilton and New Canaan. Every inch of this home has been perfected to capture the timeless appeal of the river while exuding ultimate refinement and good taste. The architect-designed home captures river views and sounds, and almost every room opens to one of the magnificent decks or to a private balcony.

11 Musket Ridge Road

View more details about 11 Musket Ridge Road
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit Module

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags